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Old 05-14-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default Combining RAM

What are the effects of combining two different types of RAM. I currently have 1gb (512x2), and am looking to buy 2gb (1024x2). My current configuration of 1gb has timing of 2-2-2-6, and the 2gb has timing of 4-4-4-12. If I had all these combined (3gb), would it be better or worse than the 2gb dual channel? I'm not too sure about how timing and dual channel works.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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also, my current RAM is PC3200, and the 2gb is PC5400
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: Combining RAM

PC 3200 is DDR and PC2 5400 is DDR2; it's not possible to put DDR2 RAM into a DDR slot, because of the pins.
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Combining RAM

Obviously as Ray pointed out, you can't mix and match different pins (unless you have a very charming hammer )
however if the pins match up you can mix different CL levels etc,
the BIOS will simply use the lowest settings for everything.

I wouldn't recommend it.
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